The Purple Tide

The Lost Craft of Cursive

Tina Nguyen, News Editor

December 14, 2015

 Before this year, many teachers and students dreaded the certification statement on the PSAT which required students to write in cursive, as teachers had to show many how to write in cursive. In the fast-paced world full of technology,...

The deal with the dress code

Alina Besalel and Tina Nguyen

June 5, 2015

It took me 11 years to realize that the dress restrictions I had placed on myself were much more strict than any limitations from the Fairfax County dress code. As the temperature climbs and the end of the year nears, I want to...

Fairfax County outlaws discrimination against transgender students and faculty members

Tina Nguyen and Alina Besalel

June 5, 2015

In March, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that local school boards have the authority to include protections for gender identity in their non-discrimination policies. This decision was made under the precedent...

Early Bird or Night Owl: who gets the worm

Tina Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Some people wake up at the crack of dawn to get an early start on the day’s work, while others prefer to work late into the night. There is a scientific reason for this, as everyone has an internal biological clock, called a...

The Caffeine Controversy

Tina Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

””Should we drink coffee?”” That's the question that sparks the on-going caffeine controversy among researchers, scientists and of course, students.   "I drink coffee sometimes just because I like the taste," s...

Robotics 612

Robotics 612

February 28, 2015

Fairfax County offers Vietnamese language course for the 2015-2016 school year

Tina Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

Vietnamese is the fourth most spoken language at home in Fairfax County, behind English, Spanish and Korean. While the rest of the languages in the top ten have been offered, Vietnamese 1 will now be the 11th language course offered...